Guest poem submitted by Salima Virani:
(Poem #1462) Point of View
Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless Christmas dinner's dark and blue When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view. Sunday dinner isn't sunny Easter feasts are just bad luck When you see it from the viewpoint Of a chicken or a duck. Oh how I once loved tuna salad Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too 'Til I stopped and looked at dinner From the dinner's point of view.
I don't mean to rain on Vijay's parade (see Poem #1461). In all honesty, I love good food too! But I could not resist sending this one out as a cheeky retort to Vijay's submission. Trust Shel to give perspective to the other side. The poem is humorous but the point he gets across is deep and somber! Remember "The little boy and the old man" also by Shel Silverstein (Poem # 996)? That's another classic example of Shel giving the "other" point of view. Salima.